Amcu shop steward arrested

The 26-year-old suspect will appear in court on Monday.

FILE: An Amcu shop steward has been arrested for malicious damage to property. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - North West police have arrested an Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) shop steward for malicious damage to property.

Authorities say about 20 Amcu members blocked roads leading to the impala mineral process plant, on Saturday, preventing other employees from going to work.

About 100,000 miners in the platinum sector downed tools last week Thursday - demanding a basic wage of 12,500.

There were hopes that the strike would come to an end this week, but Amcu members are adamant that they will not settle for less.

The 26-year-old suspect will appear in court on Monday.

The police's Thulani Ngubane says, "One of the Amcu shop stewards threw a stick in the windscreen of one the vehicle that was intending to pass where they were barricading the road and there and there he was pointed out by the owner of the vehicle on the crime scene.

"He was then arrested."